"Music from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston"
A listener guide showcasing three performances from the ISGM, which have a common theme: musical democracy in the form of “large” chamber works. By large, I mean something requiring more than four players.The works I chose present the challenge of democracy in music in two distinct ways – are these works featuring five or six independent performers each having their moment in the Sun so to speak, or are they ensemble pieces, where the individual artists forego their individual play in favour of that of the group as a whole. You decide!
Credit: Music Library of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - links below:
Carl NIELSEN (1865-1931)
Kvintet for Flöte, Obo, Klarinet, Horn og Fagot (Wind Quintet) in A Major FS 100 [op. 43]